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In Modesto, McClatchy wants furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work

The guild and McClatchy return to bargaining after Modesto Bee announced layoffs. The company wants more furloughs, split shifts and reviews for dual work.

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Sac Bee offers merit pay, tweaks ad commissions and seeks Fresno copy editors

Guild and management reached a tentative agreement Friday on reopeners of the contract covering Bee newsroom and advertising employees. A new company proposal brings Fresno copy editors into the Sac Bee production center unit.

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McClatchy announces merit pool and Bob Ford’s retirement

The Guild and company discussed the top priorities in their proposals in an attempt to get closer to an agreement. The company disclosed a 2 percent merit pool, the same as in 2013 the last time there was a merit pool.

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Monterey Herald unit approves new contract

Monterey Herald Guild members approved a contract with the employer Wednesday that gives workers one extra paid day off a year, keeps a cap on health care benefits, and raises cell phone reimbursement to $60 monthly.

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Modesto Bee company proposals show nothing but lean

MODESTO BEE BULLETIN #2 NOVEMBER 20, 2014 The guild and company returned to the table to continue full contract negotiations Tuesday. The current contract expires Dec. 31. All areas of the contract will be open during this time including wages, benefits, expenses, work schedules, job functions and severance pay. Meeting …

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Sacramento Bee wants more furloughs; mum on merit pool

A second round of talks for Sacramento Bee and McClatchy Editorial Production units Bargaining bulletin #2 November 19, 2014 Bee management unveiled most of its noneconomic proposals for a new three-year contract for Production Center employees when it met with Guild representatives on Wednesday. The parties also discussed certain issues …

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Sacramento Bee production center talks begin

Contract Talks Open at Sacramento Bee and McClatchy Editorial Production Unit By Ed Fletcher Unit Chair Guild officers and representatives of the Bee management team met Wednesday at the Sacramento Hilton to discuss a new contract for McClatchy Co.’s editorial production center and key parts of the Sacramento Bee contract …

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Modesto Bee negotiations begin

The Guild and company opened negotiations on the full contract Tuesday. The current contract expires Dec. 31.

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BANG East Bay negotiations reveal possible sale by year’s end

By George Kelly Unit Chair Guild negotiators met with management representatives Thursday in Pleasanton to present a new proposal in light of recent strategic developments involving Digital First Media. The Guild proposed “an extension, plus,” meaning an extension of the current contract on a shortened timeline ending June 30, 2015 …

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Bargaining frustration continues

ASLIU and Purple negotiators once again failed to reach agreement on a first contract. The most noteworthy feature of the meeting was the near total lack of preparation on the management side of the table.

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